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News Posted on February 16, 2010

Professor Joh Cited in ACLU Brief

Professor Elizabeth Joh's article, The Paradox of Private Policing, was cited in a recent amicus curiae brief submitted by the ACLU of Virginia to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The brief, submitted with regard to the case U.S. v. Day, asks the Court of Appeals to reverse an earlier three-judge panel decision holding that private security guards are not bound by the Constitution when detaining and arresting suspects.

Elizabeth Joh researches in the areas of criminal law and procedure. She has special interests in the fields of policing, criminal justice privatization, and the sociology of law.

Amicus brief